Category Archive for: ‘Depression’

Steps for More, and Better, Sleep

By JANE E. BRODY I regret that for most of my adult life, I treated sleep as more a luxury than a necessity. There was always something more to do before I crawled under the covers and turned out the light. I realize belatedly that I might have been more productive — and a lot nicer to live with — …

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Post-Traumatic Stress’s Surprisingly Positive Flip Side

  By JIM RENDON Published: March 22, 2012 Sgt. Jeffrey Beltran pulled a heavily creased Post-it note from the pocket of his fatigues, unfolded it and looked over a list he jotted down earlier that day: pick up an order of beef lo mein, take his dress uniform to work (jacket, pants and boots), do schoolwork. Beltran’s Army-issue organizer is …

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Correlational Study Shows Link Between Psychotropic Medication and Cardiac Events

December 14, 2009www.newswise.com Women with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) who report taking antidepressant and anti-anxiety medications have an increased risk of cardiovascular events, including heart attacks and strokes, and death compared to women not taking these medications, according to researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU). Their paper, “Psychotropic medication use and risk of adverse …

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Mind and Body: Depression Can Make Chronic Pain Worse

June 16, 2009By LITA BECKNBC DFW A new study says fighting depression can also help chronic-pain sufferers with their physical pain. Doctors estimate about 30 to 50 percent of all patients with chronic pain suffer from depression. And there’s growing evidence the depression may make the pain even worse. “It’s almost like the amplifier is turned up — you feel …

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Stressful Jobs Impede Recovery from Back Pain

Written by Piyush Joshi Wednesday, 01 April 2009www.newslocale.org WEDNESDAY, April 1, (News Locale) – If you have a job that stresses you mentally and causes depression, you may be liable to fall a victim to back injuries and what is more, these injuries persist for a long time even on institution of proper treatment. These are the findings of a …

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Chronic Low Back Pain Is on the Rise

Doubling of rate in North Carolina may mimic rest of nationPosted February 10, 2009 By Carolyn ColwellHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) — A North Carolina study finds that the rate of chronic low back pain has more than doubled in that state since the early 1990s — a statistic the authors say might reflect what’s happening in the …

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Depression Ups Pain Sensitivity

The Times of India4 Nov 2008 A new study by researchers at the University of California San Diego, La Jolla, has revealed that brains of individuals with major depressivedisorder appear to react more strongly when anticipating pain and also display altered functioning of the neural network that modifies pain sensitivity. “Chronic pain and depression are common and often overlapping syndromes,” …

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